BLOG

Stay up to date with fastener news and information here on our Lightning Bolt and Supply Blog.

Lightning Bolt & Supply has been servicing North America’s industrial fastener needs for over 25 years.  Since then, our focus on the production of high quality parts at competitive pricing has allowed us to become an industry leader.  Our niche in exotic high nickel alloy fasteners include materials such as: hastelloy, Inconel, monel, A-286, 904L, Alloy-20, duplex stainless as well as many additional alloys.

Being centrally headquartered in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, we are capable of shipping to jobsites all over the world.  Many of our industrial projects that we supply material to include anchor bolts, and also stud bolts of many different ASTM grades.  These include B7, L7, B16, B8, B8M, stain hardened and many more.  In addition to being an ISO certified fastener manufacturer, we were awarded “Corporate Supplier of the Year” by WBENC.

Here on our blog, we offer high quality content on a variety of our products – especially our exotic alloy fasteners. The science behind our products is not only interesting, it can be a crucial factor in determining which product best fits your needs. Contact our industry leading fastener experts today at Lighting Bolt!

Quality Bolts and Fasteners are our standard

  Here at Lightning Bolt and Supply, we take quality testing very seriously. Quality Bolts and Fasteners are our standard… So whether your job requires Material Test Reports (MTR’s), Positive Material Identification (PMI) analysis, hardness testing, or a variety of other chemical and physical tests, Lightning Bolt provides the certs that you need. Lightning Bolt

Read More »

ExxonMobil Approved Bolts-AML for Fasteners, Studs, Bolts and Nuts

So, what is an AML? ExxonMobil Approved Bolts? Approved Manufacturer Lists (AML’s) are joint written and governed by engineering and quality departments to mandate the quality of materials that their company buys (directly or indirectly). For example, Lightning Bolt & Supply is on ExxonMobil’s global AML / QML as an approved fastener manufacturer. This means

Read More »
a194-gr8-nuts

A194 Grade 8M Nuts

IN STOCK: A194 Grade 8M Nuts Lightning Bolt has one of North America’s largest inventories of A194 Grade 8M Nuts.  This pattern is commonly found as a heavy hex nut. The A194 Grade 8M nut is essentially very similar, however the standards call for these to made from an 316 type of stainless steel. Sometimes,

Read More »

Grade 8 Bolts & Hex Cap Screws

Grade 8 Bolts & Grade 8 Hex Cap Screws Bolt*ology – Get to know: Grade 8 Bolts Although Lightning Bolt is known for our Exotic Alloys and hard-to-find fasteners, we’re also a go-to supplier of “Class C” fasteners – these are your more standard items such as Grade 2, Grade 5, and Grade 8 Bolts

Read More »
ASTM A193 B7 Studs, A193 Cap Screws, A193 Hex Bolts, a194 2h nuts

ASTM A193 Grade B7 Studs, Cap Screws, Hex Bolts

ASTM A193 Grade B7 Studs, Cap Screws, and Hex Bolts Bolt•ology  –  Get to KNOW: B7 As a domestic manufacturer, Lightning Bolt stocks a vast inventory of ASTM A193 Grade B7 Studs, including b7 threaded rod, b7 cap screws, and b7 hex bolts… and of course the ASTM A194 Grade 2H nuts that pair with

Read More »

Wedge Anchors

Bolt•ology  – Get to Know: Concrete Wedge Anchors Here at Lightning Bolt we have a vast inventory of concrete anchors. One type of concrete anchor that is commonly used is the concrete Wedge Anchor.  They come in a variety of materials thus 304 stainless steel wedge anchors & 316 stainless steel wedge anchors are considered

Read More »
PTFE Fasteners

PTFE Fasteners

Get to know PTFE fasteners. The synthetic fluoropolymer Polytetrafluoroethylene (PTFE) was discovered in 1938 by Dr. Roy Plunkett, a chemist working for the well-known DuPont company. PTFE, which is a high-molecular-weight compound, is made up of carbon and fluorine. PTFE has a very low coefficient of friction and performs well in extreme environments. It is

Read More »
ASTM A320 Grade B8M Stud Bolts

ASTM A320 Grade B8M Stud Bolts

ASTM A320 Grade B8M Stud Bolts Lightning Bolt is an ISO 9001 certified fastener manufacturer for ASTM A320 Grade B8M Class 2 Stud Bolts.  In addition to many different sizes and grades of ASTM A320 Grade B8 Stud Bolts, we also carry one of the largest inventories of ASTM A194 Grade 8 & 8M stainless

Read More »

Alloy 20 Bolts, Nuts, and Fasteners are a great fit for sulfuric acid applications…

Boltology: Alloy 20 Bolts, Nuts, and fasteners Considered a “super” alloy of stainless steel, Carpenter 20 (also known as Alloy-20) is practically immune to chloride pitting… which is what makes it so popular within the chemical, food, plastic, and pharmaceutical industries.  This alloy offer great resistance to stress-corrosion cracking in mid concentration sulfuric acid.  This

Read More »
hasteloy fasteners nuts and bolts

Hastelloy C276 Fasteners Studs Nuts Bolts Screws and Washers

Did you know fasteners made of Hastelloy is an excellent solution corrosion problems in acidic conditions?  Founded 1912, Haynes International own trademarks on several alloys that represent the material “hastelloy”.  Such super alloy fasteners were derived to allow industrial equipment, such as valves and pressure vessels, to resist high temperature and highly corrosive applications.  To

Read More »

Contact Us

Our Team will contact you in less than 24 hours